12 months
14500 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Building on your previous English language teaching experience, the Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages with Applied Linguistics (E-Learning) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will allow you to move on to posts which demand more specialised subject knowledge and often more responsibility and interest. The MA opens doors.

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This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Applied Linguistics programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) gives you a thorough grounding in teaching methodology, classroom management, and an in-depth knowledge of lexis, grammar and phonology, and the way in which language is learned. It’ll also help you to develop the analytical and reflective skills you need to continue to develop as a professional. 

You will be studying with other students who also already have teaching experience, allowing you to share experience, learn from each other and build a professional network.

You’ll work in small groups of British and international students, so you’ll really get to know each other and your tutors, allowing you to reach your potential.

Future careers

TESOL with Applied Linguistics opens doors to those who want to teach, travel and work in different countries including the UK, Japan, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

Graduates from this MA have gone on to a wide range of posts around the world and typically move into training, managerial and leadership roles in TEFL. You’ve also the option to continue onto a PhD or into research posts, here or at other universities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Analysis
  • Methodology in TESOL
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • World Englishes
  • Course and Materials Design
  • Corpus Informed Language Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate appropriate teaching experience in language education preferably in teaching English as a second language for at least 1-2 years
  • Recognised pre-service certificate such as Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 with no component lower than 6.0 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time: £867 per 20 credits (UK)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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